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An essential text covering the key rules of evidence in criminal matters, as well their interpretations and applications. Comprehensive without being encyclopedic, this text includes many of the engaging features that popularized Gardner and Anderson's best-selling text CRIMINAL LAW.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Criminal Evidence|
|History and Development of the Law of Criminal Evidence|
|Important Aspects of the American Criminal Justice System|
|Using Evidence to Determine Guilt or Innocence|
|Direct and Circumstantial Evidence and the Use of Inferences|
|Witnesses and Their Testimony|
|Witnesses and the Testimony of Witnesses|
|Judicial Notice and Privileges of Witnesses|
|The Use of Hearsay in the Courtroom|
|Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule|
|When Evidence cannot be used Because of Police Mistakes or Misconduct|
|The Exclusionary Rule|
|Where the Exclusionary Rule Does Not Apply|
|Evidence is Admissible if Obtained During an Administrative Function Under the "Special Needs" of Government|
|Obtaining Statements and Confessions for Use as Evidence|
|The Law Governing Identification Evidence|
|Obtaining Physical and Other Evidence|
|Obtaining Evidence from Computers or by Use of Search Warrants, Wiretapping, or Dogs Trained to Indicate an Alert|
|Crime -Scene, Documentary, and Scientific Evidence|
|The Crime Scene, the Chain of Custody Requirement, and the Use of Fingerprints and Trace Evidence|
|Videotapes, Photographs, Documents, and Writings as Evidence|
|Finding and Analyzing Cases|
|Sections of the U.S. Constitution|
|Federal Rules of Evidence|
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